With starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus inactive from a concussion suffered in last weeks win, Mike Shanahan has chosen experience over inexperience. Maurice Hurt draws the start at right tackle. Hurt was a seventh round draft choice of the Redskins in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Hurt was active in 11 games this season, but did not draw any starts because of the relative good health on the offensive line. Hurt drew 8 starts last season as a rookie.
Jordan Black took over for Polumbus last week, but was suspended four games for a drug violation. Black's suspension is controversial in that he was taking medicine prescribed by a doctor that he had been taking for nealry a decade. Furthermore, the Redskins and the National Football League were aware of his prescription. Black was a victim of a new policy compared to a know violator of league drug policy.
No doubt, with Hurt starting at right tackle, he will probably draw help from TE Logan Paulsen. Or we should hope he does.